Peruvian Textiles in a Box (PTIB) allows you to experience the traditional textiles and meet some of the peoples of Peru without having to leave the comfort of your guild or classroom meeting space! This is an all-inclusive educational program that provides an introduction to, and education about, Peruvian indigenous textiles and the skilled artisans who make them. Through the documentary video, Peruvian Weaving Revival by Janet Darrow and actual samples of the artisans’ works, you will meet the weavers, dyers, knitters, and spinners of the Peruvian Highlands who are cooperative members of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC).
This self-contained program is designed for fiber guilds, educational settings, and other interested groups. It is packaged with: a 25-minute video which is easy to show and is self-directed; five presentation boards of cloth with 20 actual samples of unique textile techniques for a “show and feel” along with accompanying text and images; information about Andean Textiles Arts and CTTC; and information about the Young Weavers Group sponsorship program. Some of the traditional techniques that are featured in the video and presentation boards include: spinning, supplementary warp weaving on backstrap looms, narrow band weaving, natural dyeing, and knitting. And if a group is interested, a trunk show of textiles for purchase can be arranged as an accompaniment.
The rental fee for the program is $100 which includes the shipping costs to the location. The group is then responsible for the return postage.
If you or your group is interested in finding out more about scheduling this educational and informative program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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